Online Resources

AtoZ the USA
The world’s largest database of U.S. State information, including U.S. territories and the District of Columbia. Access thousands of U.S. State reports, articles, and images (e.g., flags, symbols, maps, postcards, license plates). Also included: U.S. country reports and data on geography, government, history, society and culture.

Birds of North America
A comprehensive reference database covering the life histories of North American birds, available thanks to a generous, anonymous donor.

Consumer Reports
A well-known resource for information and advice on consumer products. This award-winning website contains information that enables consumers to make informed purchasing decisions.

See the world's people as they really live with country reports that go beyond facts and figures to deliver a local perspective on daily life, history and culture. Reports encompass the people and societies of individual U.S. states and over 180 countries.

eBooks & eAudio
eBooks and eAudio are available to you via Washington Anytime Library thanks to an agreement with the Washington State Library. For mobile access, download the Libby app from your phone's app store and enter your library card number to get started.

One of the largest general reference collections of periodicals and digital media content. Access more than 2,500 magazines, newspapers, books, and transcripts in 100% full-text, plus over seven million maps, pictures, web links, and audio/video files.

History Study Center
A one-stop history resource for schools, offering valuable historical reference material spanning 14 centuries of history, from ancient to modern. History Study Center delivers a comprehensive collection of primary and secondary source material, covering the most-studied topics.

Watch 5 films per month on Kanopy, a streaming service with over 30,000 titles,  including award-winning documentaries, indie favorites, classics, and world cinema. The Kanopy Kids section offers unlimited views of PBS TV shows, kids' movies, and audiobooks.

To get started, go to Kanopy, enter your library card number and create an account. Kanopy at NPL is a pilot project supported by funding from Friends of Neill Public Library. Streaming is available on computers, iOS/Android, Roku, and more

A robust online training resource that tailors learning to your lifestyle. Experience over 12,000 expert-led video courses on topics ranging from basic computer instruction to accounting to 3D animation and more. Learn a new skill, thrive in your current job or prepare for a change in career. Whatever your motivation, learning with can give you a significant advantage.

Mango Languages
Learn a new language quickly and easily with fun and engaging interactive lessons. There are 61 language courses and 17 ESL courses to choose from.

ProQuest Research Library
With resources in business, health and medicine, and news, ProQuest Research Library provides one-stop access to a wide range of popular and academic subjects. The database includes articles from 1971 forward and a highly-respected, diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and newspapers.

ProQuest Coronavirus Research Database
Search full text resources from a varety of authoritative sources. Discover articles, dissertations and other content from key publishers in one place. 

SIRS Discoverer
Designed for young researchers, this easy-to-use database covers over 1,900 magazines, newspapers, and government documents from 1981 through the present. Titles include: Cricket, Current Science, National Geographic Kids, Ranger Rick, Read, Scholastic magazines, Time for Kids, and Your Big Backyard.

TumbleBook Library
An online collection of animated, talking picture books that teaches kids the joy of reading in a format they'll love. TumbleBooks are created by adding animation, sound, music and narration to existing picture books in order to produce an electronic picture book which you can read, or have read to you.

A collection of ebooks, graphic novels, chapter books, enhanced novels, videos, educational videos, and audio books targeting middle and high school grades.